Monthly Archives: October 2009

Welcome to the November Spectrum Newsletter!

We have a few articles of interest this month: we had a great AGM, BCACL is hosting a forum on poverty and disability, Ernie talks about wellness (and meets Prime Minister Harper), we’re preparing for a strategic planning cycle , there’s training news, news about our Personal Support Networks project and Tyze, and some of the folks we care about have things they’d like to share… click through to read more!

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strategic planning and spectrum

Just as we plan for the folks we support, we need to plan for the future of our agency. It’s important to focus (as with our folks) on what we’re good at, and set reasonable goals that we can accomplish, and also some brave goals that might lead us into a bright future full of things yet unknown…. Continue reading

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AGM and Open House 2009

We had such a great time at our AGM and Open House this year, with more than 120 visitors over the course of the afternoon). Dallas did a great job of greeting each and every one of them… Continue reading

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Spectrum’s Person of the Month: Donna Chen

Donna began working for Spectrum in May 2009, taking over from Jerry in the role of bookkeeper. Continue reading

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H1N1 Update – November 2009

The information about the H1N1 Flu Virus continues to change as our Health Authorities complete their plans for responding to this new virus. Spectrum’s health and safety committee will publish regular updates for staff, folks and their families…. click through for more information Continue reading

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Barb and Veronika‚Äôs – 10 Years of Independence!

Barb and Veronika celebrate 10 years of “freedom” in their apartment after leaving Pearson Hospital… wow has it been that long??? yikes!!! click to read more. Continue reading

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Tyze update

We’re really excited out our new Tyze/Spectrum micro-site. Over the next two years we hope to create sites for about 20 Spectrum folks that will make communication easier for their own networks of support. PLAN has long been a world leader in the creation and support of natural and facilitated networks of support for folks with disabilities, as well as other areas of advocacy, and we’re thrilled to be working with them on this, their latest project… Continue reading

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